# Converting pounds to ounces | Ratios, proportions, units, and rates | Pre-Algebra | Khan Academy

. How many ounces is there in 6 lbs? So we have 6 pounds, and we need to Turn them into ounces And if you didn’t know, you would know now There are 16 ounces per pound So what we need to do is get a pound in The maqam It’s in the numerator now So we’ll divide by the pound and multiply by the ounce Maybe I will write this We hit an ounce And I told you there are 16 An ounce per pound So if you hit these two phrases, this pound It’ll take away with that pound, and we’re left with An ounce unit, which is what we want, and we multiply 6 x 16 Our use of units works, and it makes sense as well If I had 16 ounces in every pound, we had 6 pounds We’ll have to multiply 6 x 16 So that would be the total number of ounces that we have, so this Equals – how much is 6 x 16? If we take 6 x 16, 6 x 6 = 36 We put 3 in the hand 6 x 1 = 6, + 3 = 9 So 6 x 16 = 96 This is divided by 1 here, but it won’t Changes anything And all that we have left It is an ounce unit 6 pounds equals 96 ounces .